Author(s): Laboria Cuboniks
The real emancipatory potential of technology remains unrealised The Xenofeminist Manifesto calls for the scaling up of feminism. Contemporary feminism, it contends, is limited by its predominant investment in local and micropolitical action. What is needed is a feminism capable of systemic intervention. The Xenofeminist Manifesto propose that such a feminism must start from a new universal--one no longer coded as cis, straight, white, and male--with Xenofeminism as its theoretical and technological platform. Drawing on queer and transfeminist theory, as well as philosophical rationalism, against nature and biological essentialism, the feminist collective Laboria Cuboniks instead invest in alienation and the anti-natural, in seizing technology and in embracing the desire for an alien future. "If nature is unjust, change nature " In this beautifully designed, full-color manifesto filled with images and stylized text a new, pro-technology version of radical feminism is born.